South Fulton, GA Profile: Facts & Data

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South Fulton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of South Fulton is the 8th largest city in Georgia with a population of 101,229 as of July 1, 2020. South Fulton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Fulton is located at latitude 33.6015 and longitude -84.5505 in Fulton County. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of South Fulton is located within Fairburn-Union City Division of Fulton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Fulton: Renaissance.

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South Fulton, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 101,229 (100%)
Population in Households 100,943 (99.7%)
Population in Families 84,372 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 286 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,194
Diversity Index2 22
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,939
Average Household Income $84,880
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $30,960
Wealth Index5 85
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 39,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,621 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,921 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,960 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $207,451
Average Home Value $249,094
Housing Affordability Index3 189
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,543
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 25,260
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.91% 1.51%
Households 1.82% 1.48%
Families 1.69% 1.51%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
Owner Occupied HU   1.55%

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South Fulton, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Fulton to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density # 124 80th
Median Household Income # 97 85th
Housing Affordability Index # 248 40th
Per Capita Income # 86 86th
Diversity Index # 568 9th

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